Earlier in the day, Raut said at least 17-20 party MLAs were on the ED’s radar and wanted to “get out of their predicament” by jumping ship. However, some of these rebels cited the “massive harassment and distress” that Sina’s cadre faces on “political as well as personal grounds” from “ideological opposition parties” among the reasons that prompted them to chart a new political course for the party. Party in Maharashtra.
If there are rebels, there are leaders standing tall behind Prime Minister Udav Thackeray. A look at who MLAs are and where they come from. As the political crisis intensifies, catch up on our live coverage here.
Moving to Delhi, Basavaraj has landed Bhumai on his eleventh visit since taking office as Chief Minister of Karnataka less than a year ago. The surprise one-day visit following the summons from the BJP leadership on Wednesday afternoon, sparked fresh speculation about changes in the cabinet. While the official travel plan has scheduled meetings with Union ministers, Bomay himself has not commented on the purpose of the visit, unlike in the past.
The Department of Enforcement asked Congress President Sonia Gandhi to register her statement with the agency sometime in late July after she accepted her request to postpone her testimony in a money laundering case linked to the National Herald. She has requested more time from the investigative agency “since she was strictly advised to rest at home after being hospitalized with Covid and lung infection.”
In other news, Tata Motors today said it is investigating an accident involving a Nixon electric car in Mumbai. In response to the accident, which was widely circulated on social media, Tata Motors said in a statement: “A detailed investigation is currently underway to ascertain the facts of the recent isolated thermal accident which is making the rounds on social media.” There have been several incidents of cars catching fire in the recent past, which prompted the government to issue a warning to troubled businesses.
From court intervention in the early hours to the disintegration of one of its top leaders in plain sight, AIADMK’s leadership drama fulfilled the full promise of Thursday’s anticipated fireworks. The man standing tall when the dust settled was Edappadi K Palaniswami (EPS); The one whose total defeat was rival O Panneerselvam (OPS). To the end, the OPS continued to fight, and must have hoped that the court’s order, stopping the selection of a united leadership in the party, as the EPS pressed him, would give him some reprieve. However, none of these hopes were dashed at the AIADMK General Council meeting, as the party rallied behind EPS and announced that the council’s only requirement was to introduce a single-party leadership system—or make the EPS Joint Coordinator head of AIADMK. Arun Janardhanan reports.
The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) party, led by its Chief Executive and Prime Minister Hemant Soren, may be among the 17 opposition parties that nominated Yashwant Sinha on June 21 as their joint candidate in the presidential election, but the tribal party appears to be fully prepared. To review its position and support the BJP-led NDA presidential candidate, Droupadi Murmu. The NDA’s move to nominate Mormo as a presidential candidate put the city’s journalists’ union in place. He obviously did not want to be seen as a party despite his tribal credentials that did not support the “historic move” of sending the first tribe to Rashtrapati Bhavan. Abhishek Angad reports.
Ilhan Omar, a representative of the US Congress, introduced a resolution condemning human rights abuses in India, specifically those targeting Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Dalits, Adivasis, and “other religious and cultural minorities,” according to a press release from her office. Who is Ilhan Omar? What did she say about India? I read here.
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has released detailed guidance on the base deductible tax at source (TDS) for virtual digital assets (VDAs) such as cryptocurrencies, laying out the different scenarios under which the tax will be applied and on whom the burden of deduction lies. Who bears the burden of paying taxes payable on cryptocurrencies? How will TDS be collected? Indian Express explains.
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